Originally Posted by todd22
I cooked a turkey in my Masterbuilt smoker last week and it did awesome. my gf got me some pork tenderloins so I thought i'd try cooking them in the smoker as well. there's 3 of them, 1.52, 1.55, 1.64 ounces individually. any suggestions as to how long to cook them and at what temp? i'm thinking of doing each with different rubs. will wrap one in bacon and just do a dry rub on the other two.
i'm new to all this so, be gentle..... thanks for the help in advance. ;)
Since some folks on this forum pointed out to me that pork tenderloin doesn't have as much connective tissue to break down as other cuts do, I tried mine at 275 the first time, and they were done in 35-45 minutes. I was shocked. The next ones I did went in with some other stuff and cooked at 240, still done in about the same time (40-45), but that smoker was full and hot by the time they got added. the first time they were all alone in there. Then wrap and hold about 30 min.
Both times the pork was very tender and had an ok taste the first day. But both times the pork was OMG heavenly the next day. My hubby says we should only ever eat them the second (and third and fourth and so on) days. The difference is astronomical.
So now if I'm smart I always toss a tenderloin on when I'm cooking something else for supper. That way its perfect for the next day. :)